March 4, 2023

IDEA Recognizes Companies Participating In The Harmonized Data Model (HDM)

Nearly 50 Distributor and Manufacturer Companies Provide Product Expertise in Show of Industry Support

Arlington, VA—The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA), a leading product data provider, recognizes and expresses its appreciation for the industry support and contributions of participating task force members for the Harmonized Data Model (HDM) initiative, which is defining a unified data model in IDEA Connector. HDM enables manufacturers to easily syndicate to multiple formats and empowers distributors to provide e-commerce experiences with more consistent, normalized product data. 

Nearly 50 companies are supporting the Harmonized Data Model (HDM) development. These distribution and manufacturing customer companies have provided subject matter experts (SMEs) to participate in the Product Expert Task Force to assist with product category harmonization.

Companies Participating in HDM Product Expert Task Force


  • Atlantic Coast Electric Supply
  • Border States
  • City Electric Supply
  • Elliott Electric Supply
  • Graybar Canada
  • Kendall Electric
  • Kirby Risk Electrical Supply
  • Loeb Electric
  • Mayer/Rexel
  • McNaughton-McKay Electric Co.
  • Revere Electric
  • Rexel USA
  • Solar A/S
  • Standard Electric Supply Co.
  • Steiner
  • United Electric Supply Co.
  • US Electrical Services Inc
  • Van Meter Inc.


  • ABB Electrification
  • Acuity Brands
  • Atkore
  • Brady Corporation
  • Cooper Lighting Solutions, LLC
  • Current Lighting
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Encore Wire
  • Hammond Manufacturing
  • Hammond Power Solutions
  • IDEAL Industries (Canada)
  • Intermatic
  • IPEX
  • Legrand
  • Leviton Manufacturing
  • Littelfuse, Inc.
  • Lutron
  • Milbank Manufacturing
  • Minerallac Company
  • Panduit Corporation
  • Patriot Industries
  • Robroy Industries
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Schneider Electric
  • Southwire
  • Siemens Industry, Inc.
  • Stanpro

Distributors And Manufacturers Invited To Contribute Product Expertise

The HDM initiative continues with the support of NAED and NEMA. IDEA customers are invited to contribute their product expertise and participate in the Product Expert Task Force. This will impact the future of the electrical distribution channel. 

About IDEA

The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA) is the electrical industry-endorsed provider of data syndication, management, automation, and standards. IDEA helps hundreds of manufacturers and distributors digitally syndicate product content internationally, exchange Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) documents, and extend their teams for data management, cleansing, and enrichment. IDEA was founded in 1998 by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED). Through its flagship services—IDEA Connector and IDEA Exchange—as well as a growing ecosystem of related services, IDEA is continuing to add value for the electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and additional industrial verticals and trading partners. Visit IDEA at                

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IDEA Marketing Director

Sonia Coleman